SD9B Digital
Mixing Console

World-class performance in a compact broadcast console

SD9B
  • 96 Input Channels
  • 48 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master Buss
  • 12 x 8 Full Processing Matrix
  • 158 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 48/96kHz Sample Rate

DiGiCo SD9B : World-class broadcast mixing for the smallest of spaces

Compact in size but capable of exceeding the demands of the most challenging broadcast applications, the DiGiCo SD9B brings the strength of Stealth Digital Processing and floating point Super FPGA technology to an exceptionally accessible price point. Coupling the speed and efficiency of a redesigned, broadcast-specific workflow to a lightweight, small-footprint frame, the fully integrated SD9B is a console for every studio.

The SD9B features a complete 5.1 monitor matrix with 48×6 source-to-speaker selection as well as multi-channel folding; user defined stem order selection; Mix Minus busses (one per mono channel); backstop PFL (over press) and Auto PFL, plus and Audio Follow Video implementation.

At the heart of the console’s worksurface is a 15-inch, high resolution TFT LCD touchscreen with backlit display, flanked by 24 touch-sensitive motorised faders and responsive, quick access function buttons, plus intuitive multi-function control knobs and electronic labelling.

Under The Hood

Boasting 96 channels at 48kHz/96kHz, the SD9B delivers a wealth of functionality. Standard channel processing (inputs and outputs) includes Channel Delay, Single and Multi-Channel Presets, Hi- and Lo-pass filters @ 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ with band curve selection, Dual insert points, and DiGiCo’s DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multi Band Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

Also onboard are 158 Dynamic EQ processors which can be assigned to any of the input or output channels; 158 Multiband Compressors and 158 DiGiTuBes. All channels deliver the same pure signal path and feature set, so no matter how you set up your console, you never lose any resources. Within the master section are 16 gangable 32 band graphic EQs, 12 stereo effects (selectable from a palette of 33), and 12 control groups (VCAs). Using snapshots, engineers can switch between complete configurations at a touch.

The SD9B’s 48 busses are all assignable as groups or auxiliary busses while further configurability comes courtesy of a 12×8 output matrix, dual solo busses, and a Master buss. Unlike all other digital console manufacturers, you don’t lose Aux or Group Busses when using the Matrix as they are in addition, including the Master buss.

I/O

The SD9B has a vast Local I/O section including eight mic inputs, eight line outs, four mono AES/EBU, one MADI port, and two dedicated D-Rack Ports. The console connects seamlessly with up to two 32 input, 8 (expandable to 16)-output D-Racks to provide a total of 72 mic inputs, while the factory-fit Optocore option allows for connectivity to all DiGiCo racks and consoles in a redundant loop. For even greater distances, an optional single mode optical connection can be fitted.

Get instant access to 32 fully integrated low-latency Waves stereo Multi-Racks, each with up to eight plug-ins per rack, by fitting optional DiGiCo SoundGrid modules linked to external SoundGrid or DiGiGrid servers, giving a total of 128 additional I/O.

SD9B I/O Racks & Options

The following rack options are available:

  • SD-Rack

  • SD-MiNi Rack

  • SD-Nano Rack

  • D2-Rack

  • D-Rack

The following interfaces and accessories are available:

  • Orange Box

  • RR-PSU

  • Waves SoundGrid

  • Purple Box

  • Little Red Box

  • Little Blue Box

  • UB MADI

Other related products:

  • SD9

  • SD9T

SD9B High Rez Image Gallery

96
Input Channels
158
Dynamic EQ
158
DiGiTuBes
12
Digital FX

SD9B Specifications

General Specifications

  • Faders:: 24 x 100mm Touch-sensitive, motorised
  • Screens:: 1 x 15” (38cm) LCD high – resolution touch screen
  • Meters:: 24 x 8-Segment LED bargraph
  • Input Channels: 96 Input Channels
  • 48 Aux/ Sub-Group Busses
  • Solo Busses: 2 Stereo Busses
  • Matrix: 12 x 8 Matrix (additional to busses above)
  • Control Groups: 12, Selectable for VCA-style, Moving Fader, Mute Group
  • Graphic EQ: 16 x 32-band, Gain +/- 12dB
  • Internal FX: 12 Stereo FX Processors
  • Local I/O: 8 x Mic/Line I/O, 4 x AES/EBU: I/O (Mono)
  • MADI Interface: In / Out
  • Optional Optics
  • MIDI Interface: In / Out / Thru
  • VGA Port: DB-15 Mini-Female (1024 x 768 Resolution)
  • USB Ports 3 x USB2
  • Light Connection 2 x XLR3 1.2 – 12V
  • Ext Sync: Word Clock, MADI
  • Headphone: TRS Unbalanced / 8-600 Ohms 1/4 Inch Jack
  • GPI: 2 x 1/4” Jack
  • GPO: 2 x 1/4” Jack
  • SD9 Dimensions: 878mm (w) x 785mm (d) x 262mm (h)
  • SD9 Weight: 36Kg (105Kg with optional flightcase)
  • SD9 Flightcase: 1063mm (w) x 1131mm (h) x 472mm (d) (Optional):
  • SD9 Power: 90-264 VAC, 47-63Hz Auto Sensing. 208 watts, 232VA Requirements
  • Redundancy: Internal PSU x 2 (Optional)

Audio Specification

  • Sample Rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Processing Delay: 2ms Typical @ 48k (48 Stereo Channels, Stage Input Through L-R Buss to Stage Output) 1.1ms @ 96k
  • Internal Processing: Up to 40-bit, Floating Point
  • A>D & D>A: 24-bit Converter Bit Depth
  • Frequency Response: +/- 0.6dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • THD: <0.05% @ Unity Gain,: 10dB Input @ 1kHz
  • Channel Separation: Better Than 90dB: (40Hz – 15kHz)
  • Residual Output: <90dBu Typical
  • Noise: (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Microphone Input: Better Than -126dB: Equivalent Noise
  • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
  • Maximum Input Level: +22dBu

Processing Channel Specification
Input Channel

  • Name: User-Defined / Presets
  • Channel Selection: Mono / Stereo / Multi
  • Input Routing: Main & Alternate Input
  • Analogue Gain: -20 to +60dB
  • Phase: Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim: -40 to +40dB
  • Delay: >1 Sec (Coarse & Fine Control)
  • DiGiTuBe: Drive 0.01 – 50.0
  • Bias 0 – 6
  • LPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • HPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • Insert A: (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation: 4 Band EQ: Parametric or Dynamic (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/
    Hi Shelf, Hi/Hishelf)
    On/Off
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz
    Gain; +/- 18dB
    Q: 0.1 -20 (Parametric) / 0.10-0.85 (Shelf)
    Dynamic EQ On/Off
    Over/Under
    Band On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
  • Dynamics 1: Single or Multiband (3-Band) Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB with
    Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel/Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, Soft De-Esser: Threshold : 20us – 20ms
    Release : 1ms – 100ms
    Ratio : 1:1 – 50:1
    Ess-Band : Listen On/Off
    Ess-Band Filter Freq / Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamics 2: On/Off Gate / Ducker: Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB with
    Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel / Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    S/C Source : Any Source
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Insert B: (Post EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • EQ/Dyn order: EQ/Dyn or Dyn/EQ
  • Mute: Channel Mute / Hard Mute
  • Solo: Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both, Auto Solo
  • Channel Safe: Input, EQ, Dyn, Aux, Pan, Fade/Mute, Inserts, Buss, Directs,
    Full Safe
  • Output Routing: Buss, Insert A, Insert B, FX
    Direct: On/Off, Pre-Mute / Pre-Fade / Post-Fade, Level +/- 18dB
  • Fader: 100mm Motorised Fader ∞ to +10dB

Processing Channel Specification
Aux / Group / Matrix Output

  • Name: User-Defined / Presets
  • Phase: Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim: -20 to +60dB
  • Delay: >1 Sec (Coarse & Fine control)
  • DiGiTuBe: Drive 0.01 – 50.0
    Bias 0 – 6
  • LPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • HPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • Insert A: (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation: 4 Band Parametric or Dynamic: Parametric Only
    (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/Hi Shelf, Hi/Hishelf)
    On/Off
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz
    Gain; +/- 18dB
    Q: 0.1 -20 (Parametric) / 0.10-0.85 (Shelf)
    Dynamic EQ On/Off
    Over/Under
    Band On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
  • Dynamics 1: Single or Multiband (3-band) Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB
    with Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel / Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, Soft De-Esser: Threshold: 20us – 20ms
    Release: 1ms – 100ms
    Ratio: 1:1 – 50:1
    Ess-Band: Listen On/Off
    Ess-Band Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamics 2: On/Off Gate / Ducker: Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB
    with Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel/Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    S/C Source : Any source
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Insert B: (Post EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • EQ/Dyn Order: EQ/Dyn or Dyn/EQ
  • Mute: Channel Mute / Hard Mute
  • Solo: Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both, Auto Solo
  • Channel Safe: Trim, EQ, Dyn, Fade/Mute, Inserts, Outputs, Full Safe
  • Output Routing: Outputs, Insert A, Insert B, FX
  • Fader: 100mm Motorised Fader ∞ to + 10dB

SD9B Downloads

FileAction
SD9 Getting Started Manual - Version B (May 2014) - V685+Download 
SD9/D-Rack series, RJ45/Cat5e connection & cable design specificationsDownload 
SD9 Drawing in DXF formatDownload 
SD9 Offline Software V1090 - Core 2Download 
SD9 Offline Software V1069 - Core 2Download 
SD9 Offline Software V987 - Core 2Download 
SD9 Offline Software V929 - Core 2Download 
SD9 Offline Software V925 - Core 2Download 
SD9 Offline Software V821 - Core 2Download 
SD9_V760_Offline_Software.zipDownload 

FileAction
SD Software Reference Appendix (June 2015 - V726+)Download 
SD Software Reference Manual (May 2014 - V685+) - to be read in conjunction with Getting Started ManualsDownload 
DiGiCo SD Stealth Core 2 Remote Control AppDownload 
DiGiCo SD Remote Control AppDownload 
Guide to Optocore V221 for SD Series (Ver E - May 2014) - Optocore V5R3Download 
SD Convert V1090 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V1090 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V1070 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V1070 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V987 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V987 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V929 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V929 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V925 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V925 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V823 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V823 SessionsDownload 
SD Convert V760 - Session File Conversion Utility - To create V760 SessionsDownload 

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